This week saw the official unveiling of our new boss Graham Potter, who spoke to the press for the first time after it was officially confirmed that he would take the vacant Swansea City manager’s job.
Swans fans sounded positive and impressed with Potter’s first interviews, and he did speak very well about how he wants to bring back our playing style and identity.
Read our full article on what the fans thought of Potter’s press conference below:
Swansea Now Need A New Goalkeeping Coach
Swansea City needed a new manager and will also need a number of new players this Summer, and now they also need to find a replacement for goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts, who has left the club to join Chris Coleman in China.
Tony Roberts, Swansea City goalkeeping coach, scheduled to join Chris Coleman in China. Kit Symons will be assistant manager flying to Beijing on Friday.
— Gary Jacob (@garyjacob) June 13, 2018
Transfer News & Rumours Round-Up
Alfie Mawson & Lucasz Fabianski
West Ham United are still in talks with us about tying up deals for goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson.
Fabianski could go for around £7m, while the fee for Mawson is believed to be around £20m. Talks are on-going – mainly thought to be around the payment structure.
Fulham £8m Bid For Jordan Ayew Rejected
Swansea City also look set to lose Jordan Ayew this Summer, but while they realise this, they won’t let him go for lower than their asking price. We could get around £10m-plus for Ayew, meaning the Swans could receive a total of around £45m in incoming transfer fees over the Summer. £27m of that from the sales of Fabianski and Mawson, possibly another £10m for Jordan Ayew, leaving another £8m. Andre Ayew is also likely to be sold plus a few others.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 12, 2018
Leganes Interested In Borja Baston
La Liga side Leganes are interested in striker Borja Baston, but only if both the club and player lower their financial demands. Read more below:
Mesa Attracting Interest From Premier League clubs
Sevilla are believed to have first-option to sign Roque Mesa, but Newcastle United, Villareal and Fulham are also interested apparently. Mesa is believed to prefer a stay at Sevilla where he spent on loan last season.
— footballespana (@footballespana_) June 12, 2018
Here was another rumour we saw on Twitter, but we can’t see this one coming true:
— Matheus (@maffff) June 9, 2018
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer rumours in our Forum thread here
Fans’ Player Ratings: Best & Worst Performances in 2017/18
We finally got around to compiling all of the fans’ player ratings from last season to look at the averages, best and worst performers and some of the best team and individual performances.
Right-back Connor Roberts played only 4 games but he averaged a higher average score than anyone else, and the overall highest team average performance was the 0-0 away game at Spurs – says it all really.
Read the full, in-depth review below:
Photo: Paul Thomas